Carthage College

990 reviews
  1. Kenosha, WI
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Carthage College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin
Address
2001 Alford Park Dr
Kenosha, WI 53140

Carthage College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
980-1180
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$27,385/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,798/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,699/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,685/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,444/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,049/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.65 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.65 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,599Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
27%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Fairly Focused
    38%
  • Focused, with a variety of extracurriculars
    32%
  • Hard working
    24%
  • Lazy and Arrogant
    3%
  • Spoiled/Sheltered in highschool
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
52%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.79 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.88 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Small
    25%
  • Small but open in its engagement with communities
    25%
  • Camp Carthage
    22%
  • Close-knit
    22%
  • A nice experience
    3%
  • We pay for what we aren't getting.
    3%

After Carthage College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.36 responses

Reviews

990 reviews
  • Excellent
    114
  • Very Good
    358
  • Average
    377
  • Poor
    85
  • Terrible
    56
Carthage is a great school. Its small size is really beneficial because you get the attention you would not get a much larger school. The classes are smaller, it's much easier to interact with your professors, and you get to know people and faces a little bit better. Most people are from the Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan area so if you are not from around these parts you might feel a little left out, especially when so many students leave for the weekend (don't worry it doesn't empty completely). The campus is beautiful and can you get a view of the Lake Michigan from your dorm window! I just wish the winters weren't so brutal.
  • College Freshman
  • Oct 8 2015
Housing sucks. While many schools have a department dedicated to assuring their students find themselves living in happy environments, Carthage just has one person in charge of housing. I did not get along with my roommate at all last year, and I hated living with him. I was never able to switch roommates. Coming in to this year, I was all set to live with one of my friends, and weeks before school started he informed me that he had to move off-campus because his family could not afford for him to live on campus anymore. The woman in charge of housing placed me with a random roommate, and would not allow me to switch roommates until I threatened to transfer. Also, as a freshman I was placed in "the Oaks", which is where the private suites are that cost an extra $1,000. while it was certainly cleaner and better kept than the other residence halls, it was not worth paying for. I did not meet a single person in my building, and I am a very social person. One night when my roommate and I were asleep, security pounded on our door, woke us up, and proceeded to come in and search our room for weed (neither of us smoke or drink).

As for the other residence halls, they are very dirty. Someone dropped an ice cream cone in the stairwell, and no one cleaned it up for a whole month. For a whole month, there was a nasty, decaying, ice cream cone embedded in to the floor. The fire alarm gets pulled constantly, and Carthage has no way of preventing it from happening. They have no security cameras or anything. We are only halfway through the year, and one residence hall has had it pulled 32 times!

On top of that, none of the residence halls aside from the Oaks get air-conditioning, and oftentimes the heat doesn't work in the middle of the winter. One residence hall has been experiencing problems with hot water. The hot water has been working on and off in the middle of winter.
  • College Junior
  • Feb 28 2015
Social Work - Meh. English - Great! Social Work major
I have just begun work in my social work major, and so far the program is somewhat disheartening. Officially speaking, it's a wonderful program and students in it get spectacular field experience before graduation. Practically, though, the classes are more work than they are learning, and at least one of the four professors in the department is hard to work with and not particularly intelligent.

English
My experience in my English major has been very different. I have enjoyed and learned much from every professor under whom I have studied. Most professors have a working recognition of the busyness of students' lives and therefore assign reasonable amounts of well-designed homework. My reading skills and writing skills have flourished, as has my familiarity with the English literature canon. Internship opportunities are not as significant, but scholarships, work in the Writing Center, and department fellowship are all meaningful opportunities.
  • College Junior
  • June 19 2011